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Meditations to Change Your Brain: Rewire Your Neural Pathways to Transform Your Life Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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About the Author
Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University and served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 115,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.
He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.
Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist and co-founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He trained at UCLA as an epileptologist and neurobehaviorist. He has been on the teaching faculty of UCLA, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Stanford University. His meditation practice began in the 1980s with Shinzen Young and continues at Spirit Rock Meditation Center with Jack Kornfield and Ajahn Amaro. He teaches a weekly meditation class at San Quentin. His daughters, Courtney and Taryn, and his son, Ian, are three of his main teachers and companions on the path.
Top Customer Reviews
There is a lot of really good information here and this is an excellent program, especially for those who want to learn to meditate but also want to be convinced first that it is worth their time commitment. This material provides how and why to meditate from a medical standpoint and can also be useful to seasoned meditators. The doctors also talk about how getting rid of your emotional baggage can help you. I can attest to that. Meditation has helped me bring up and confront some stuff I had buried inside. Once you bring it to the surface, you can begin to deal with it. This is a program that you can work with over and over, and will likely need to repeat to effectuate a positive change.
With the exception of the meditation segments on each CD, you can listen to the other/instructional parts in your car, on your way to work. I have listed the times for each track so you can figure out how everything is laid out and what way to listen best suits you.
Disc 1: Using Your Brain to Change Your Mind (total time 71:12)
1. Introduction (0:51)
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The Rick and Richard present 7 meditations on this 3-disk set and each meditation includes discussion on the topic before hand. The meditations are well lead with short periods of silence for the meditation practices. Their voices are very soothing and they will help you find a place within yourself to find peace and safety. By using these CD's regularly you will definitely look at the world differently and potentially change the way you perceive the world.
I like the lengths of the practices and you can easily mix and match if you have more time. Here are the 7 meditations included on the cds:
Appreciating Your Brain, 10 min
Foundation Practices, 15 min
Taking in the Good, 7 min
Antidote to Stress, 9 min
Healing Painful Experiences, 9 min
Steadying Your Mind, 28 min
Mosaic Meditation, 22 min
This CD set will definitely help you work on activating your underlying brain states using both modern western sciences of neurology and psychology and traditional practices of Buddhism. The meditations and theories can be used by people of any spiritual background or no spiritual background at all since there is no discussion of god or other religion-based theories.
Another reviewer mentioned they had trouble importing into iTunes. I had no problems at all; in fact this is a great way to use the meditations. You can mix the meditations with soft music or nature sounds and continue the meditation on your own after the formal CD practice has completed.
I only have one comment on the packaging. The only place to find a listing of the tracks is on the disk its self.Read more ›
There are a couple of good guided meditations on here, but that is all. The discussion of the brain is very good though, and I got a lot out of that portion of the CDs. If you are interested in how meditation works to change the brain, I would recommend these. If you are looking for guided meditations, look elsewhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This guys voice doesn't do it for me. He bugs me so it's distracting. The meditation is good so it might hit the mark for other peoplePublished 1 month ago by Patricia L Jones
My favorite book on this topic. Well written and well supported by current research.Published 2 months ago by Techdrummer
I used this meditation and it really helped to turn my emotions around.Published 5 months ago by LJ
Dr Mendius was my neurologist for over 20 years. I can not say enough good things about him. He helped me so much with chronic pain and migraines. Read morePublished 10 months ago by B. Thompson
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Amazing book-helped me get back to meditation-also told some friends about it and they agreed-meditation is great for this age of stressPublished on December 28, 2013 by KAL
Excellent mediations. Helps to redirect and calm the mind. I would highly recommend. It puts things into prospective. I would highly recommend.Published on December 27, 2013 by r.isaacs